More than 1,000 children, parents and grandparents spent a day at the farm on Sunday when the Wallis family opened their gates to visitors.

Penventon Farm, on the Helston to Porthleven road, took part in Open Farm Sunday, run by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) to help promote British food and farming.

Between noon and 4pm visitors were able to take part in farm walks and nature trails, which included views overlooking Loe Pool.

Families could ride the ‘quad bus,’ and meet a range of animals including piglets, calves and chicks.

Children delighted in sitting on both modern and vintage tractors and there were also a range of workshops they could take part in.

Farm staff gave displays of sheep shearing and milking, and there were some friendly animal mascots to be photographed with.

Admission and all activities are free, with refreshments available throughout.

Describing the day as “a great success again,” Martin Wallis, one of the organisers, thanked the many people who helped in the run up to the event and on the day, including Penventon Farm staff, Penrose National Trust and Penrose Camp Site.

He also thanked Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers’ Club for members’ support on the day, Helston and Lizard Rotary Club, Nicki Walker of Tesco and David Worledge of Mole Valley Farmers.

He said he was grateful to Jonny Austin of Head and Head vets, Rodney Wallis Contracting, Steven Lane Contracting, Jan Dinsdale of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Linda from the Owl Trust and Chris Ferris Vintage Tractor Club for their participation -with many giving talks and showing visitors what their businesses do - along with local butchers Chris Dale and Trevarthens, Origin Coffee and Burts Chips.

Finally he thanked Nichola Reed, Zara Ainscough, Steve Berryman, Adam Care and all the other volunteers that gave up their free time to support the day.